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I'm starting to get excited about movies. You know, the big blockbuster ones everyone gets excited about. I've also got a list a mile long on skwerms of movies I want to see. Hanging out with Amy's dad helps some--he lives for movies, and has an extensive collection; and watches them, constantly. Constantly, ish.

Anyway, the point of this.

Just saw the Batman Begins trailer. Oh Em Eff Gee. It's really "making sense". Less "spandex superhero", more "dark knight graphic novel".

Chronicles of Narnia (Episode 1--I wonder if they hope to do all of the books...) also looks like it's going to be wonderful, if not necessarily fulfilling. I intend to (re?) read the books, as I'm not sure if I ever read them, or just had them read to me pre-consciousness.

Mirrormask, of course, is a must see. Must Eff You See Kay Eye Enn Gee See.

Revenge of the Sith--read a bunch of spoilers and have actually really started looking forward to two scenes in particular. Dark. Apparently ties in well with the mood of The New Hope.

HHGTG--stupid, not stupid; not going to see it in the theater, sadly, but I know I will see it eventually. I hope I don't dislike it as much as some.

Hmm. The next Harry Potter--I missed reading one of the books, don't know how much I care, ... But the movie looks pretty. I definitely like the mood they've got going.

breaking away
get smart
No Man's Land
The Conversation
Red Dawn
Brimstone and Treacle
Bubba Hotep
Parents (1989)
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas (again)
Naked Lunch (again)
The Hill
Songcatcher (Er, maybe not)
The Conversation
The Italian Job
Hero (wait--did I see this?)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Repo Man
Pinnochio (Benigni)
Chokher Bali
[[ooh, I can take Triplets of Belleville off]]
Student Bodies
Whale Music
Cypher (2002)
The Master of the Flying Guillotine
[[I can take off Sin City]]
Stand and Deliver
[[I can take off King of Hearts--(*$&#(* beautiful]]
Sweeney Todd
Sunday in the Park (with George) [[Sarat]]
GI Samurai/Time Slip remake
Army of Darkness
the (I think) Ian McKellan version of Richard III? set in 30's britain
Razor Blade Smile
Kung Fu Hustle
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Ghost World
The Devil's Rejects
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 version)
A Scanner Darkly
Land of the Dead

Crap. I know there's a number of movies I've seen mentioned recently (within the last six months) that aren't on this list, that I really wanted to see (that aren't out yet, so hopefully I'll hear about them again)...


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May. 12th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
They DO hope to do all five Narnia books.
May. 12th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Sunday and Sweeney both translated really well to the screen. And if you haven't already seen it Chicago is worth the watch.
May. 12th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I did see Chicago; twice, I think. Liked it better the first time (also the in-theater time; not sure which made a bigger difference). :)
May. 12th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Didn't see it on the big screeen.

Missed that.
May. 12th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Kingdom of Heaven
Starring a dark-haired, battered Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Legolas), it's out now, and he's playing a blacksmith who becomes a knight in the Crusade for Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. I dig historicals, and I've heard the plot and acting and dialogue are even better than the battle scenes, so I'm definitely going soon. (Though cash is tight).

Incidentally, Bubba Hotep is great. Bruce Campbell is frighteningly believable as an aged Elvis (or insane geriatric). Strange movie but hilarious.

Razor Blade Smile is another good movie, probably available only on VHS in the back section of your local rental's horror section. It's a horror flick, dated in the eighties, and reminds me of nothing so much as Vampire: the Masquerade done "right" -- cheesy, fun vampire excitement with a healthy dose of scare.

May. 12th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Kingdom of Heaven
I've heard things about Kingdom of Heaven both ways, and since it's outside my personal realm of fetishes, I think I'll let it slide by.

But I'll add Razor Blade Smile to the list.

And ... hmm. I know there are others, others, others. :/
May. 12th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Kingdom of Heaven
What, you're not interested in religion? :)
I can't seem to get away from the subject of the search for faith, and what we'll do to achieve it -- it's downright fascinating, however it manifests.

My birthday purchases from Amazon with the money I got just came in the mail. Good thing I bought them when I did, because the rest of the money got spent on the car!

From the $170 I had, I got:

Angel Season Five. (The Buffy spin-off). Angel and crew working for an evil law firm! This was such the thing to watch when I was finishing third year.

Joan of Arcadia Season One. Either a schizophrenic or a woman who seriously (well, and comedically) talks to God. Either way, it's great.

And the local gaming store, which I try to avoid because I've given up for the moment on finding people to play with, had a sale on all its card games: buy one get one free of equal or lesser value. So I bought Once Upon a Time (remember that? Almost like a roleplaying game but sneakier!) and a supplement for it, a set of "dark" cards to mix in for the grimmer stories. It's portable and I have hopes of getting people to play it.

I also need crap like new sneakers, plants for the back porch, and new belts, but the above was the fun stuff.


May. 12th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Kingdom of Heaven
I do enjoy Once Upon A Time.

I have a set; not of any of the expansions. Haven't played using my own set yet, though, such is my life.
May. 13th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Once Upon a Time
Really? Never used it? I seem to remember I gave you that one, when I got upset that I couldn't control the game. :) I'm better about not being so frustrated these days. I think.

May. 13th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: Once Upon a Time
I look forward to playing it with _someone_. Perhaps my kids. Last time I played was with Shweta and Michael Ellsworth and ... maybe Julia. I do like the game. No, no, I did use it once! My last birthday. =)
May. 12th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
I like movies because they encourage me to do something other than read or write when I have free time.

Broadening of one's interests is good.

May. 12th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
I didn't like Hero, but it was probably a combination of bad drugs (fucking cold medicine or stimulants or both, I don't remember), and the lack of English dialogue. Subtitles distract me from getting engrossed into the show.

Plus, maybe I don't really like the martial arts genre, especially ones with unrealistic powers.

No, I can't believe I typed that last sentence either. But it is a gorgeous movie, as long as you can believe the characters are essentially superheroes.

May. 12th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)


I love subtitles. I love the sounds of other languages I don't understand.
May. 13th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
I highly recommend KUNG FU HUSTLE, unless you don't like martial arts movies with unrealistic powers. But its a comedy, so its meant to be totally outrageous. I like it better than Hero or Shaolin Soccer, or House of Flying Daggers.
May. 13th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Duly added, then. We shall see. :) Me shall see?
May. 13th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
Just saw the trailer.

It looks unutterably awesome. :)
May. 14th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
...I don't want to hype it too much, as that way leads to disappointment, but I was impressed by the trailer, then the movie proceeded to blow my expectations out of the water. But maybe thats just me.
May. 16th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Other Languages
I want to know what the fuck is going on.

But that's just my personal cross to bear. :)

May. 13th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind was awesome. Very well done. Along that lines you should check out Memento if you haven't seen it. Repo Man was a riot back in the day. I wonder how I'd feel about it now? Army Of Darkness is in my collection. Bruce Campbell cracks me up. I'll have to see Bubba HoTep. I'd like to read his book, something like the best chin in hollywood or something. I've read bits, funny. Ghost world was way cool. Quirky.
May. 13th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
I forgot all about Memento.

On the list. :)
May. 13th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
HGTTG was watchable. It's not as good as the book, but then, I can't think of any movie that was.
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